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Chris Pye - Letter Carving Tools


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Product Overview

These lettercarving tools were created in collaboration between Auriou and Master Carver Chris Pye, who was extremely pleased the result! Auriou's blacksmiths at Forge de Saint Juery still create beautiful carving tools that are light and easy to work with.

The tools are fitted with attractive octagonal ash handles with tapered brass ferules.
There are now 14 tools in Chris Pye's range which is based on a specific font and size (see below).

Click here for the pdf explaining how to use these tools.

  • 15mm (5/8") Allongee double bevel chisel
  • 20mm (3/4") Allongee double bevel chisel
  • 25mm (1") Allongee double bevel chisel
  • 30mm (1 1/4") Allongee double bevel chisel
  • 35mm (1 3/8") Allongee double bevel chisel
  • 40mm (1 5/8") Allongee double bevel chisel
  • 45mm (1 3/4") Allongee double bevel chisel
  • 14mm (9/16") double bevel Fishtail Chisel
  • 11mm (7/16") Straight Gouge Series 5 
  • 10mm (3/8")  Straight Gouge Series 6 
  • 20mm (3/4") Allongee Gouge Series 5 
  • 13mm (1/2") Allongee Gouge Series 6 
  • 22mm (7/8") Allongee Gouge Series 6 
  • 10mm (3/8") Fishtail Gouge Series 4 

Please have a look at the 2 videos from Chris below. One relates to the 7 allongee chisels and the other to the more recent addition of the gouges and fishtails.

PLEASE NOTE - AURIOU TOOLWORKS are to stop making Chris Pye tools sets from May 2024 citing steel availability and production cost factors. So once our stock has been sold, that will be it.

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  • 4
    Double bevelled chisel (25mm)

    Posted by Derek on 2nd Nov 2023

    The steel is pretty good. The length is a little long for my taste, but it works well for convex surfaces. Do remember to work the edge bevels and profiles to your preferences, and it will work wonderful.

  • 5
    Letting Tools

    Posted by Stephen Gibbs on 5th Jul 2023

    Sturdy tools with excellent feel in my hand. I bought them for a large project done in white oak. They got a lot of use. Wish I could afford more than 3.

  • 5
    Chris Pye Letter Carving tools

    Posted by Keith Randich on 25th Dec 2021

    Perfect delivery. Everything done without any problem.

  • 5
    Chris Pye Letter Carving Tools

    Posted by Mike Moger on 22nd Dec 2021

    Beautiful. These chisels are lighter and work more easily in the hand than any other chisel I have. They are specifically designed for carving, and after I conditioned them to my liking (Chris Pye videos walk you through the process), they cut cleanly, consistently and smoothly. These are the best in the marketplace. My grandchildren will thank me one day.

  • 5
    Right tool for the right job

    Posted by Alan Fong on 4th Sep 2020

    It is always satisfying to have exactly the right tool for the craft. The lettering tools are no more and no less than what is required for letter carving. They do not constrain the skill of the user and are comfortable to use. They are well made and are likely to last a lifetime. Great product!

  • 5
    Excellent tools for lettering or similar uses by Chris Pye

    Posted by Don Tate on 26th Nov 2014

    I am new at wood carving; however, have been a professional calligrapher, glass and metal engraver for more than thirty years. I have always had the very best in tools for all of my work having purchased even the most rare of the tools made during the last 150 years to the most current tools on the market. I have found these tools to be everything that I hoped for and would ever want in lettering and creating my craft using wood as the medium. Congratulations on the best quality ever!

  • 5

    Posted by Alec Cullen on 22nd Oct 2013

    Having purchsed them a few months back,I've only just managed to get a chance to use these wonderful tools....They're nearly too beautiful to use but I bit the bullet...they're fabulous... razor sharp and easy to use. Thanks to all involved in their manufacture, I'm over the moon.